Hailing from Devon but now based in London, Way began writing songs on the piano at the age of 16. His father, also a musician, taught him some chords on the guitar, which - upon moving to London to pursue a career in Modelling – quickly became his principal instrument. Ways’ musical talent was discovered and catalysed by the legendary Eric Hall, who helped launch the careers of Queen and the Sex Pistols, at the famous East London cafe E Pellicci’s/ His musical influences range from Uk-Hip Hop to Breakbeat and from Classical through to Dubstep and his many summers spent at festivals like WOMAD as a young boy listening to world music and poetry have helped shape his sound.
In 2014 Sam released 3 singles, 'Dancing Shoes', 'Golden Soldier' and 'Bucket List.' In creating the music video to ‘Golden Soldier' he worked with William Baker (Creative director behind Kylie Minouge/Outcast/Rihanna) and began co-writting and gigging in and around London. Venues Way has played include the legendary Ronnie Scotts, Denmark St’s famous 12 Bar, Thorpe Park with the Showcase Live team - the team that discovered Jessie J - and at the Bristol UWE Summer Ball. In July2014 he played his first Festival in North Devon at 'Somersault Fest' and a month later began a tour of the South West of England, doing Radio interviews with BBC Devon, BBC Cornwall and played to his home crowd in Exeter at the Cavern Club. The whole tour was filmed and the footage was made into the music video for Sams’ single ‘Bucket List’
In early 2015, Way was live on air with BBC London and live on television on Not The One Show. Sam has also been featured as ‘One to Watch’ in issue 6 of RollaCoaster Magazine, and also recently featured as Mr Porter’s ‘Mr’ of the week. Ways’ song ‘Philosophy of Life’ was also used and recorded by Jack Wills for their 7 Wonders campaign.
In July 15' Sam collaborated with producer 'Moghul' and they c0-wrote and released'Cast Away', shooting the music video in Terbarwith, Cornwall. In September Sam begun the countdown to the release of the 'Architect EP, A total departure from his previous work and something he had been working on though out the year, collaborating with soul singer Matt Henry (The Voice finalist), the acclaimed London Contemporary Voices Choir (Basement Jaxx, Sam Smith) and prolific chart topping composer/orchestrator Edward Abela.
On the 7th on October, Way held his EP launch Party at 'The Old Church' In Stoke Newington, and then began a 15 date UK tour across the country promoting the EP in the build up to the release date on the 2nd of November. On that day the record climbed the iTunes Alternative album charts to finish the day at number 15, and the music video to the first single from the record, Stargazer, was premiered with much anticipation on gigsandfestivals.com.
‘Way lulls you in… enchants you with his striking break-up lyricism… …Seeing him in an intimate setting is a privilege’ - Anne Higgins – theupcoming.co.uk
“Sam’s latest track … we’ve pretty much had it on repeat since the sun came out” - Jack Wills
“So: he’s a beat-era intellectual, reborn in the 21st century, with a smile that just that so happens to be made for magazine centrefolds” - Rollacoaster Magazine